Law Professor in TV Film on Brown v. Board
Washington and Lee University Law Professor Doug Rendleman has taken to the screen, playing a leading attorney in "The Turning Point: Brown v. Board of Education."
The television documentary, recently produced in Virginia by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission, is a dramatization of the argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and its landmark decision against racial segregation in the nation's public schools.
The film, honoring this year's 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board ruling, will premiere in downtown Richmond on Sunday, May 16, at 6 p.m. in the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts at 600 E.Grace St.
Rendleman, a widely published author and expert on injunctions, remedies and contempt issues, was cast in the film as John W. Davis, a W&L alumnus, former U.S. presidential candidate and the attorney who represented the state of South Carolina in Brown v. Board.
"It was a totally new experience," said Rendleman, W&L's Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law and a former director of the W&L School of Law's Frances Lewis Law Center. "I earn my living standing up and talking to groups – but video cameras are different."
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